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Japan to set rules to promote 'industrial big data' utilization

Government aims to prevent misuse of information obtained in production and R&D

Hopes are high that "industrial big data" gathered through production and development activities can generate innovative technologies and services, but rules to prevent its misuse are needed. (Photo by Masayuki Kozono)

TOKYO -- The Japanese government will work out rules aimed at promoting the flow of "industrial big data" gathered through products and services, sources familiar with the matter said on Friday.

The rules will also be aimed at preventing the misuse and breach of such information to make it possible for companies to securely exchange it, the sources said.

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